High Risks of Hearing Loss for laborers in Oil and Gas Extraction, and Mining
Those who work in the oil and gas extraction (OGE), and mining have a higher risk of hearing loss than employees in other industries.
From 2006 to 2015, researchers studied the audiograms of 1.9 million workers in every industry. These included 9,389 individuals from the mining industry, and 1,076 who conduct oil and gas extractions. In this research, they estimated the prevalence of hearing loss and risks compared to couriers and messengers from every industry combined, and the mining, OGE sectors and subsectors.
Hearing loss was prevalent in mining and OGE at 24 percent and 14 percent, compared to 16 percent in all of the other industries combined. The most common cases of hearing loss were in the construction sand, gravel mining, and natural gas liquid extraction industries at 36 percent and 28 percent. More research needs to be conducted to identify the exposures these employees encounter while on the job.
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